Finally I went to the West Coast on the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles in three words: fun, Latinos and surf. It’s impossible not to find something to do, but for me here it was first of all relax time.
I stayed directly on Venice Beach, I spent some time resting, I don't deny it. From the north to south the beaches are immense and I had fun moving between the vip Malibu that was populated by crazy surfers and arriving at the Santa Monica playground on the pier, and finally back to Venice Beach.
Here skaters drive the train on and even a very big open-air gym where the famous Schwarzenegger once trained. This area is called Muscle Beach. Finally, further south, the quiet Redondo and Hermosa Beach was been famous for movies shoots like The O.C. or Beverly Hills 90210.
But I was not in LA just for that. You have to move inside for the real city of cinema.
Starting from the beaches it’s easy to go from the Getty Villa on the West Coast to the Getty Center for a journey through arts. Il you still remain on the artistic theme, you cannot visit LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, nearer the center that already attracts visitors because of his extraordinary outdoor installation made of a thousand street lights.
The city is truly the realm of celebrities who live on the hills of Beverly Hills or outside of LA in Palms Springs where you can visit Frank Sinatra's and Elvis Presley's houses. Rodeo Drive nearby Beverly Hills instead is one of the most commercial routes par excellence, among the high fashion brands. It is not uncommon to find some celebrities walking, with his dog and bags full of purchases, along its sidewalks. But the real protagonist as everybody knows is the cinema, so you must see Hollywood. Everybody comes to Hollywood, Madonna used to say: look for your idols impressed on Walk of Fame stars and climb the hills to see up close the famous writing of the area in the hill. It is better if you go better at sunset time maybe even from the Griffith Observatory that is always open and it let you watch the infinite panorama of city lights before dark of night.